Stage Openings & Events All the Way Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning chronicle of


Openings & Events

All the Way Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning chronicle of LBJ’s tumultuous first year in office. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 443-2222. $17–$150. Opens Nov. 19. 7:30 p.m. Tues.–Sun., plus Wed. and weekend matinees; see for exact schedule. Ends Jan. 4.

Appalachian Christmas Homecoming Tales of three generations, with lots of live roots music, for the holidays. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., 781-9707. $20–$40. Previews Nov. 21–22 & 26, opens Nov. 28. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 & 8 p.m. Sat., plus some weekday matinees; see for exact schedule. Ends Dec. 27.

A Christmas Story This year instead of catching it on TBS’ 24-hour broadcast, see the musical version onstage! 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., 625-1900, $29 and up. Previews Nov. 25–Dec. 3, opens Thurs., Dec. 4. 7:30 p.m. Tues.–Wed., 8 p.m. Thurs.–Fri., 2 & 8 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 7 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 31.

Cake! As in birthday. The Atomic Bombshells are celebrating 10 years, and drag star BenDeLaCreme is hosting the party. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetriple $30–$45. 7 & 10 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21–Sat., Nov. 22.

Family Affair Jennifer Jasper’s “hilarious, twisted, and ultimately relatable” cabaret on the theme of family. JewelBox Theater at the Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., $10. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19.


King Lear Shakespeare’s tragedy, broadcast from the Globe Theatre. The Moore, 1932 Second Ave., 877-STG-4TIX, $37.50–$57.50. 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 25, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 26.

No Man’s Land A reading of Ryan Fields’ new play, “set in a place of violent civil unrest where a small group of people orphaned by war meet in a bar to fight for love, hope, [and] truth.” West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th St., Free. 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 24.



Pride and Prejudice Book-It adapts Jane Austen’s novel about not making snap judgments. Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, 216-0833. $25–$60. Preview Nov. 25–26, opens Nov. 28. Runs Wed.–Sun.; see for exact schedule. Ends Dec. 28.

Sonny Sixkiller Buys the Washington Redskins Best title of the month goes to this satire about the sports-team-name controversy, developed by youth from the Northwest Indian College and Lummi Youth Academy. The Moore, 1932 Second Ave., 877-STG-4TIX, $15–$20. 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22.

The Twilight Zone: Live! Three episodes from the cult TV series adapted for the stage. Theater Schmeater, 2125 Third Ave., 324-5801, Preview Nov. 20, opens Nov. 21. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. $18–$25. Ends Dec. 20.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst herself wrote the book and lyrics for this musical adaptation of her popular kids’ book. SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., 425-881-6777, $10. 1 & 3 p.m. Sat.–Sun. Ends Nov. 23.


Blood Countess 16th-century Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory allegedly took to drinking virgins’ blood. In Kelleen Conway Blanchard’s stage version of Bathory’s life, the countess first starts killing as a means to sexual arousal, then later to stay young and beautiful, like a Dorian Gray vampire. As the countess, Terri Weagant’s unconventional looks and excellent expressive range are riveting—until you realize that she’s just not that scary. Director Bret Fetzer has her focus more on the black comedy than on freezing your blood. MARGARET FRIEDMAN Annex Theatre, 1110 Pike St., 728-0933, annex $5–$20. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Ends Nov. 22.

Dick Whittington and His Cat An orphan finds himself in the big city of London, where he meets a remarkable cat. Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Center, 441-3322. $20 and up. Runs Thurs.–Sat., see for exact schedule. Ends Dec. 21.

Dogfight The title of this musical—based on the affecting 1991 movie—refers to a hideous sort of competition among a group of Vietnam-bound Marines the night before they ship out of San Francisco in 1963: Whoever brings the ugliest woman to a party wins. But Eddie (Kody Bringman) ends up falling for Rose (Devon Busswood), the shy aspiring singer/songwriter he’d intended to humiliate, and they spend an increasingly tender night together. The show sounds promising enough, but it’s doomed by the misogynist party scene, which is played for laughs, broad ones at the women’s expense, and it got them. I’ve never seen a more staggeringly misguided, profoundly offensive misreading of artistic intent. GAVIN BORCHERT ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-0339, $5–$37. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 22.

Endgame/NDGM Beckett’s theater-of-the-absurd classic is paired with Blood Ensemble’s reimagining of Beckett’s themes. Ballard Underground, 2220 N.W. Market St., $18–$20. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Ends Nov. 22.

Fail Better A new Beckett-inspired work from acclaimed physical-theater troupe UMO. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., $15–$25. 8 p.m. Thurs.—Sat., plus 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 23.

Fangs The premiere of Jim Moran’s dark comedy about an anti-abortion senator. Eclectic Theater, 1214 10th Ave., $20–$25. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 6.

Fast Company “Meet the Kwans: a Chinese-American family of expert con artists” in Carla Ching’s comedy. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., 800-838-3006, $12–$18. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Ends Nov. 22.

Fiddler on the Roof The musical tale of Tevye, Golde, Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Bielke, Shprintze, Yenta, the tailor Motel Kamzoil, and many others. Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park, 7120 62nd Ave. N.E., Building 47, 800-838-3006, $20–$35. 7:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 23.

The Fierce Urgency of Now Arouet premieres Doug DeVita’s play about the advertising world. Stone Soup Downstage Theatre, 4029 Stone Way N., 800-838-3006, $12–$40. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Ends Nov. 22.


The Habit 14 SEE REVIEW, PAGE 23.

I Never Betrayed the Revolution Christopher Danowski’s “pan-Slavic” story of two women, Daleka (Laurie Jerger) and Henryka (Susanna Burney), who, hungry and angry, journey to their unnamed nation’s capital to wrangle promised funds from a craven functionary named General Chuchelow (side-splitting physical comedian K. Brian Neel, in full glory). Excellent performers do their darnedest to bring the hazy parable to life, but the underlying material is thinner than the peasants’ taped-together scraps of shoe leather. MARGARET FRIEDMAN West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th St., 352-1777, $15–$20. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 23.

Mary Poppins SEE REVIEW, PAGE 23.

Saturday Morning Cartoons Fond recollections of our pajamas-and-cereal youth inspired these new plays. Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N., $5–$14. 10:30 a.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 22.

Seattle International Comedy Competition 34 aspiring stand-ups go into a comedy club; one comes out. Various area venues through Nov. 30; see seattle for full info.

Sweet Charity A taxi dancer finds and loses love in this 1966 musical. Meany Studio Theater, UW campus, 543-4880, $10–$25. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 23.


Teatro ZinZanni: Hacienda Holiday TZZ’s new show keeps its dinner-cabaret formula fresh with acts that mash up entertainment skills in pairs, all organized by just the lightest spritz of storyline: Vivian Beaumount and Clifton Caswell (Christine Deaver and Kevin Kent) return to a swanky hotel to renew their vows, leading to a romantic finale as spicy as the Southwest-inspired menu. GAVIN BORCHERT Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., 802-0015. $99 and up. Runs Thurs.–Sun. plus some Wed.; see for exact schedule. Ends Jan. 31.

tick, tick . . . BOOM! Jonathan Larson’s semi-memoirish precursor to Rent tells of a young composer of musicals. SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond, 425-881-6777, $27. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Ends Nov. 22.

Wonderland The Can Can’s fantastical winter cabaret. The Can Can, 94 Pike St. $40–$100. Runs Wed.–Sun.; see for exact schedule. Ends Dec. 28.






David Roussève/REALITY The music of Nat King Cole and d. Sabela Grimes, plus projected tweets and texts, form the backdrop for this work about “an African-American gay urban teen’s anxious dreams and challenges.” Meany Hall, UW campus, 543-4880, uwworld $10–$46. 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 20–Sat., Nov. 22.

Cornish Dance Theater This “student” ensemble performs material that would challenge the most seasoned professional. This time out they’ll dance works by Iyun Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, and Amy O’Neal. Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, $5–$12. 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21, 2 & 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22.

enROOT Work by the dance artists in this new cooperative. Velocity Founders Theater, 1621 12th Ave., brownpaper $12–$18. 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21–Sat., Nov. 22.

Shift Sessions, Vol. 1 New dance works performed to music form the album Seventy Four by Dark Hip Falls. Westlake Dance Center, 10703 Eighth Ave. N.E., #101, $12. 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22.

Classical, Etc.

UW Jazz innovations Standards and originals from student ensembles. Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music, UW campus, 685-8384, $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19–Thurs. Nov. 20.

UW Campus Philharmonia Tigran Arakelyan and Riley Youngren conduct Beethoven’s Second for the debut of this ensemble for non-music majors. The Hub, UW campus. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 20.

Seattle Symphony Beethoven’s Fifth, plus Rossini and Respighi. (Friday is a one-hour “Untuxed” concert; no Respighi.) Benaroya Hall, Third Ave. & Union St., 215-4747, $20–$120. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 20; 
7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21; 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22.


Auburn Symphony Chamber Series Popular quartets by Dvorak, Haydn, and Mozart at First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 S.E. 240th St., Kent, 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21; and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. N.E., Auburn, 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23. $10–$17 each. 253-887-7777,

The Met: Live in HD Opera from NYC at a moviehouse near you. This week, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, with Seattle Opera favorite Lawrence Brownlee. See fathom for participating theaters. 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 22; encored 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 26.


Octava Chamber Orchestra Mendelssohn, Shostakovich (the Piano Concerto no. 1) and a symphony for winds by Adam Gorb. Maple Lark Church, 17620 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood, $15–$20. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22.

Puget sound Symphony Symphonies by Prokofiev and Sibelius. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., $5–$11. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22.

Thalia Symphony Arias by Gounod, Lehar, and others. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., $15–$20. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.


Philharmonia Northwest Dance-evocative music by Weber, Mozart, and Beethoven. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 N.E 45th St., 675-9727, $18–$20. 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.


Seattle Youth Symphony

Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful musical evocation of the tales of A Thousand and One Nights, plus a new work by SYSO cellist Peter Lawson. Benaroya Hall, Third Ave. & Union St., 362-2300, $15–$48. 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.

Starry Night String Quartet Program TBA (music by Van Gogh, maybe?) Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Ave. S., Kent. $5–$12.50. 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.

Seattle Bach Choir Brahms, Byrd, Fine, Schutz, and much more. Trinity Episcopal Church, 609 Eighth Ave., $15–$18. 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.


TangleTown Trio “Night of the Living Composers” features vocal chamber music by Samuel Jones, Carol Sams, Christophe Chagnard, and lots of other locals. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., tangletown $15–$20. 5:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.


Cornish Piano Trio Works old and new from pianist Cristina Valdes, cellist David Requiro, and violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim. PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, 710 E. Roy St., $10–$22. 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23.


Byron Schenkman and Friends SEE EAR SUPPLY, BELOW.


North Corner Chamber Orchestra SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 21.


Ebola Relief Concert To benefit Doctors Without Borders, music from West Africa and medieval Europe. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 325-7066, Donation. 7:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 24.